Table 4: Association of P. falciparum infection and adherence to sulfadoxine pyrimethamine (SP) prophylaxis treatment.

 

Diagnosis

Results

Adherence to SP prophylaxis by mothers (N =182)

χ2

p value

Yes

No

Detection of P. falciparum by nPCR

Positive

7 (3.8%)

0

0.204

0.65

Negative

170 (93.4%)

5 (2.7%)

 

 

 

Total (%)

177 (97.3%)

5 (2.7%)

 

 

 

p value was calculated by Pearsonís Chi square (χ2) with confidence interval (CI) of 95% and 1 degree of freedom (df). The result is not significant at p < 0.05